Toyota begins Prius hybrid assembly in China

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TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. said on Thursday it began production of the Prius hybrid car in China with local joint venture partner FAW Group as planned, with an aim to sell 3,000 units in 2006. The move marks a significant first step in Toyota's aim to promote the gasoline-electric vehicles in China, one of the world's biggest and fastest-growing car markets, as it aims to make hybrids a global standard for fuel-efficient vehicles. It could also help Beijing deal ...

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